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September 2015
Vol. 34 No. 7

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center

From the Executive Director

This issue of Sculpture highlights conceptual works with roots in a range of ideas, from investigations of water and the desert by Watershed Sculpture (Daniel McCormick and Mary O’Brien) and Lauren Bon and the Metabolic Studio to Keith Edmier’s personal and social histories, to Shilpa Gupta’s political and phenomenological approach to ordinary objects and Nobuho Nagasawa’s light-based philosophical meditations on life, to Fiona Hall’s cultural and environmental installations (featured in the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale).

 Continuing the conversation on art in a desert landscape, we will be holding our 25th annual International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture” in Phoenix, Arizona, next month. More details can be found at and on page 16.
I hope you will join us for an international roster of panelists, discussions, and an incredible cultural experience.

Expanding our mission to champion sculpture worldwide, we recently launched International Sculpture Day (IS Day) on April 24, 2015. More than 50 artists, organizations, and institutions in 12 countries held events, making this inaugural celebration an astounding success. To learn more, read Jan Garden Castro’s article beginning on page 12.

I hope that you will plan to participate in next year’s celebrations by attending or organizing an event, and I look forward to seeing you in Phoenix next month.

—Johannah Hutchison, ISC Executive Director


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